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UK exit poll says Conservatives to win largest number of seats

It's an unusual situation in which no political party wins more than half of the 650 seats in the House of Commons - 326 is the ostensible mark for a majority, but since the seven Sinn Fein MPs in Northern Ireland aren't expected to take up their seats in the London chamber, the threshold is more like 323. Read More »

May meets with Queen to form coalition government with Northern Ireland's DUP


But "we know when they must end". As we do, we will continue to work with our friends and allies in the Democratic Unionist Party in particular. "The talks so far have been positive". I have just been to see Her Majesty, the Queen and I will now form a government. Corbyn said another national election might be needed to break the deadlock. Read More »

Trump invited to testify about interactions with Comey


Trump's assertion came after he branded Comey as a "leaker" and claimed "total and complete vindication" after ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director's testimony before a senate committee. "If there aren't tapes [Trump] should let that be known". The request is a sign of escalating fallout from riveting testimony from Comey last week of undue pressure from Trump . Read More »

Montana's Gianforte avoids jail time for reporter assault

Judge West also "repeatedly" asked Gianforte if he believed he'd caused injury to Jacobs, according to The Guardian , which Gianforte admitted to. Misdemeanor assault convictions in Montana carry a maximum penalty of six months in prison and a $500 fine. Read More »

What we know about the Philippine resort attack and how it unfolded


The clashes began after state enforcers tried to capture Isnilon Hapilon, a commander of the Abu Sayyaf militant group who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack, but police were considering robbery as a possible cause since the gunman "ransacked" the casino storage room and grabbed $2.6 million worth of gambling chips. Read More »

UK Labour Party to seek to form govt


And they also harnessed social media. Corbyn's comments come after Downing Street announced that the Conservatives and DUP were nearing a final deal on an alliance which would support May's minority government. If all this uncertainty weren't enough, the Labour Party , which won 261 seats in the election, has its own divisions to deal with. So as a result, Theresa May is in there, propped up but much weakened. Read More »

Trump says Comey not telling truth, willing to respond under oath

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Romanian President Klaus Werner Iohannis in the Rose Garden at the White House , Friday, June 9, 2017, in Washington. But now, after reading and rereading Comey's written statement to the Senate Intelligence Committee and closely watching his testimony on Thursday, I'm inclined to change my view of the dynamic between Comey and Trump. Read More »

Uber Fires More Than 20 Staff After Sexual Harassment Probe


According to a report in the Economic Times, this comes after a law firm's investigation into sexual harassment allegations and other claims at Uber. In late May, Uber's human-resources chief in an interview had said sexual harassment wasn't a problem for the company. Those cases were referred to Perkins Coie to further investigate and resolve, leading to the firings outlined in Tuesday's staff meeting. Read More »

White House says travel ban is 'fully lawful'

It's Trump's second attempt at such a policy. "The judges cited Trump's latest tweets in the travel ban saga". Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall had previously maintained that the administration was forbidden from conducting "a review of the vetting procedures" with respect to the six countries the ban covered - but the Ninth Circuit concluded Monday that Watson "abused its discretion in enjoining inward-facing agency conduct because enjoining this conduct would not remedy the harms ... Read More »

Finnish government to submit formal resignation - Sipila


Sipila said the value difference with Jussi Halla-aho, new leader of the Finns Party, was too large. Halla-aho himself said on Monday afternoon that Sipila could not accept making the Finnish immigration policies tougher. Opposition parties want a snap election but that is not expected at this stage. "The prime minister announced a moment ago that the sections about immigration can't be complied with more strictly than now, and that the conditions are not there for a continuation of a ... Read More »

British PM Theresa May says she has no intention of resigning


The DUP may provide the missing votes. May's office says that the DUP had agreed to in outline to a " confidence and supply " arrangement. Written off by many pollsters, Labour surged in the final weeks of the campaign and the party drew strong support from young people, who are said to have voted in bigger-than-expected numbers in this election. Read More »

CM's fast venue turns into Congress bashing platform

This was by far a leaderless movement, bypassing the traditional farmer leaders and political parties and led by the Patidars in the state. Besides, the chief minister also performed his duties from the dharna venue where all the officials thronged with files. Read More »

UK premier strikes tentative deal with N Ireland party


Downing Street says it hopes to finalize the deal next week, after Parliament resumes sitting. "I am sorry for those candidates and hard-working party workers who weren't successful but also particularly sorry for those colleagues who were MPs or ministers who had contributed so much to our country and who lost their seats and didn't deserve to lose their seats". Read More »

Corbyn challenges Theresa May over 'dementia tax'

I lost the election. The clash came as Conservatives stepped up their assaults on Mr Corbyn amid opinion polls suggesting that their lead over Labour is shrinking with less than a week to go to the June 8 election. May had said she was too busy "thinking about Brexit negotiations" and "meeting voters" to take part in the debate. In a hard moment, she was challenged by a woman who struggled to hold back tears as she described waiting for more than a year for counselling on the state-run ... Read More »

Chief Keef Reportedly Arrested on Drug Charges in South Dakota


Law enforcement sources tell TMZ authorities found 4 blunts and an edible in his backpack. "We are confident that the situation will be handled in a timely fashion and that Keith will be released within the next 24 hours at the latest". A rep for Chief Keef did not respond to comment. His arrest in April (17) marked his second DUI in three years. In May, an arrest warrant for Keef was issued in Miami, Florida. Read More »

If there are any Trump-Comey tapes, Congress wants them

Comey on Thursday told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he was sacked by Trump in May over his handling of alleged Russian meddling in the United States election and possible ties between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. Trump and aides referenced those comments in claiming vindication, but some officials said Comey's statements that Trump leaned on him to drop the Russian Federation investigation could add up to obstruction of justice. Read More »

Trump to tout apprenticeships as way to fill jobs gap


The jobs training initiative is aimed at millions who could consider apprenticeships instead of four-year college degrees. Trump says the learn-and-earn arrangements are going to be "a big, big factor" in his effort to add jobs that employers are having trouble filling. Read More »

Kylian Mbappe shows why France World Cup favourites, England left behind

Heaton will start the encounter with France before Butland takes his place for the second half. England goalkeeper Joe Hart is to sit out the trip to Paris after coming under scrutiny for the two set-pieces he conceded against Scotland at the weekend - Burnley's Tom Heaton and Jack Butland of Stoke City could play 45 minutes each. Read More »

Another Federal Appeals Court Upholds Decision Blocking Travel Ban

The White House predicted a win at the Supreme Court . He says the president was within his lawful authority to enact the temporary ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority nations. United States, which upheld the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, to highlight the danger of classification by nationality. "Whatever deference we accord the president's immigration and national security policy judgments does not preclude us from reviewing the policy at all", it added. Read More »

DC, Maryland Suing Trump Over Foreign Pay


The suit says that despite billionaire Trump having placed his extensive business holdings in a trust after he was elected president, he still owns the properties and is conscious of the money they are earning him. "The Domestic Emoluments Clause prevents individual states from competing against each other by giving the President money or other things of value", according to the Washington Post . Read More »